Friday, April 09, 2010

The Homosexual Hate Movement has much in common with the Ku Klux Klan...

Historian John Higham once described anti-Catholicism as "the most luxuriant, tenacious tradition of paranoiac agitation in American history." Historian Arthur M. Schlesinger, Sr. characterized prejudice against Catholics as "the deepest bias in the history of the American people." And conservative commentator Peter Viereck has said that "Catholic baiting is the anti-Semitism of the liberals."

But nowhere is this "paranoiac agitation" and hate-filled prejudice against Catholics more deeply ingrained than in today's Homosexual Hate Movement. There are parallels between this hate movement and the Ku Klux Klan at the early part of the twentieth-century. When the Klan enjoyed a resurgence in the 1920s, anti-Catholic rhetoric intensified to such a degree that it led to violence against Catholics and the burning down of a Catholic Church. Just two weeks after the Church of the Little Flower was erected in 1925, the Klan burned a cross in front of the church. Later the church would burn down in a fire.

Today, hate-filled rhetoric is being levelled against the Catholic Church by rabidly anti-Catholic extremists and this extreme rhetoric has led to open violence against Catholics and Catholic churches (not to mention Protestant and Mormon churches). See here. One radical anti-Catholic activist has compared the Holy Father to a vampire who is nothing but a bigot (See here). One of his associates (a professor of Sociology) has written that, "The Pope and the Vatican, modern day Pharisees, and their minions, have caused untold suffering to countless numbers of people, and no decent person, no Christian, no LGBT person, has any business giving credibility to that institution by his/her presence and money." (See here). Of course, this bright light offers no evidence to support his wild and irresponsible claims against the Church. But then how can we expect such an individual to be concerned with facts in the face of such blanket condemnations of a Church comprising more than 1 billion people? The classic definition of prejudice: "Irrational suspicion or hatred of a particular group, race, or religion."

Let's all pray that such irrational hatred will not lead to more violence against Catholics and others who morally oppose homosexuality while respecting the homosexual person.
Related reading here, here and here.


Stewart said...

Even Ed Koch, the former Mayor of New York City - who doesn't agree with some of the Church's teaching - is calling for an end to this anti-Catholicism:

Dr. Maneker is an anti-Catholic bigot who needs to be terminated by his employer. No institution of higher learning worthy of the name would employ such a bigot.

Paul Anthony Melanson said...

Homosexuals terrorized a church in Boston as well. Visit Mass Resistance for the article.


Ellen Wironken said...

Because voters in Florida, Arizona and California voted with residents of 27 other states to vote for constitutional protections for traditional marriage, the homosexual hate movement responded with death threats and threats of domestic terrorism.

One hate activist called upon his associates to, "Burn their churches to the ground, and then the charred timbers." Another wrote, "I hope the No on 8 people have a long list and long knives." Still another, "I swear, I'd murder people with my bare hands this morning."

Liberty Counsel's Matt Barber responded to these death threats and threats of domestic terrorism by saying, "This is not free speech; these are hate crimes under the existing definition. Imagine if Christian websites were advocating such violence against homosexuals. There'd be outrage, and rightfully so. It'd be national front page news."

Why hasn't the Obama administration called upon the FBI to investigate these hate crimes? Remember this during the November elections this year and at the next Presidential election.

Paul Anthony Melanson said...

The Church teaches clearly that homosexual persons "..must be accepted with respect, compassion, and sensitivity" and that "every sign of unjust discrimination in their regard should be avoided." (CCC, 2358).

But here we are speaking not of ordinary persons who just happen to have a homosexual orientation. Such people always and everywhere deserve our support. No, we are speaking of an orchestrated hate movement which is determined to ignite a moral revolution and to impose its agenda using any means it deems necessary - including threats, intimidation, calumnious attacks and even outright violence against persons and churches.

You are correct Ellen. Such acts of violence against churches constitutes domestic terrorism. They are hate crimes and should have been prosecuted as such.

Ashley Pelletier said...

The same angry activist who compared the Vicar of Christ with Nosferatu writes, "This Pope needs counseling in a big way. For one, he tries to hide the fact he is a former Nazi and that his biography as a Cardinal mentions his struggles with homosexual feelings."

Calumnious attacks indeed. You're right. These people who opt for hate will stop at nothing.

ShrewsburyCatholic said...

The Pope has never "struggled with homosexual feelings." That is simply a bold-faced lie. As for the false claim that "he is a former Nazi," Wikipedia refutes this pernicious lie: "Following his 14th birthday in 1941, Ratzinger was conscripted into the Hitler Youth but was an unenthusiastic member who refused to attend meetings. His father was a bitter enemy of Nazism, believing it conflicted with the Catholic faith. In 1941, one of Ratzinger's cousins, a 14-year-old boy with Down syndrome, was taken away by the Nazi regime and killed during the Aktion T4 campaign of Nazi eugenics."

This person's lies are morally reprehensible. Shameful.

Derek said...

Homosexual and abortion activists want to use the scandals to harm the Church and promote their anti-family agendas. But even Newsweek is acknowledging that the abuse of children is not a "Catholic problem" but a societal one:

Amanda said...

Vatican Cardinals calling this "a hate campaign":

Anti-Catholic bigots like Jerry Maneker have made Catholic bashing their stock and trade. Which is why no one of any significance will treat them seriously. Maneker has as much credibility as Jack Chick: zero.

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